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About this course

This course is ideal for the confident and enthusiastic novice or for those who have already enjoyed one of our beginner courses and want to build on their skills. You will learn to weave a beautiful two-tone bike basket that looks really impressive but can still be achieved at home.
The same pattern for the bike basket can be adapted to create a lovely willow backpack (shown below). This rare and beautiful item has been used since the Medieval times for picking fruit and carrying logs. It is now making a comeback among those wanting to eliminate plastics from their lives. Full instructions are included in the course materials.

Jane C. used the course to make this fantastic bicycle basket, she said:

"I'm enjoying the course very much. The tutorials are really clear and easy to understand. I particularly like the fact that I can go back and watch different sections again if I'm not sure about something. I've learned a lot from making the basket and really enjoyed doing it!"

Meet Your New Teacher

This exclusive course has been designed by leading willow artist and basket-maker Amanda Rayner. Amanda weaves sculptures, installations, garden furniture and all manner of baskets from her workshop in south Wales. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and is passionate about the healing power of weaving - and passing this ancient art on to the next generation.

Meet Amanda Rayner


What's included in this course?

This course has been specially produced by our team of BAFTA and EMMY-winning filmmakers.
You'll learn to:
Weave the D-shaped Base

Learn the special techniques to weave a D-shaped basket base, making the the basket the right shape for attaching it to the handle bars.

Master the slewing weave

Learn how to do this gorgeous multifaceted slewing weave. You'll also start learning how to prepare and weave different types and colours of willow.

Go on to weave a willow backback

Use the skills you've learned in this course to weave other projects like this willow backpack, perfect for picking apples or collecting logs.

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Weaving The Willow Bicycle Basket

Learn to make this wonderful willow bike basket, with leading basketmaker and teacher Amanda Rayner


Weaving The Willow Bicycle Basket

Learn to make this wonderful willow bike basket, with leading basketmaker and teacher Amanda Rayner

Course FAQs

When does the course start?

All our courses are online and you can access them at your own pace whenever you like.

How do I watch a course?

You can watch our courses online through any browser. If you're on your mobile or tablet you can also watch it via our app, which is called Teachable.

How long do I have access for?

When you buy one of our courses you get lifetime access from any device you own!

Can I take the course if I live outside the UK?

Yes! Our courses are available globally.

What if I'm unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

Are materials and tools included?

No, but but if you would like all the material you will need delivered to your door, check out the kit version.